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In a Drought? --- Go drylot for the cows!

County Agent News
Dan Folske
July 24, 2017 

In a Drought? --- Go drylot for the cows!

We may not be quite as dry in most of Burke county as many areas south or west of us but pastures are getting poor and hay production is much less than normal.  Most producers are looking at reducing cowherds if they have not already done so. Heavy culling can actually improve your herd genetics but if you have put many years into developing the genetics of your herd you may need to look for alternatives. Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension Specialist has this to say about one option. 

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